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  • You-can-call-me-kal 18 Jun 2019 12:58:51 16,424 posts
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    And is also more interesting conceptually.
  • BinaryBob101 18 Jun 2019 13:12:05 26,949 posts
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    No, see my edit. different timeline and maybe a different universe.

    Although it seems Jackman was confused about it too.

    Don't think @RealHughJackman said that exactly. Simple fact. We take place in 2029, 5 yrs past anything depicted in XMEN film.

    ó Mangold (@mang0ld) January 22, 2017
  • Tonka 18 Jun 2019 13:28:28 29,679 posts
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    I just assumed it was the same timeline after some time travelling, parallel universe gone wrong. i.e. Wolverine and ProfX stuck in an alternate universe where yadda yadda etc.

    I saw the one with McOhoy and the Cuban crisis and liked it but then I thought there had been a few more that set Logan up.

    As for a sequel it's perfectly doable. "The Future New X-Kids" or something. "Nu Skool of X"
  • nickthegun 18 Jun 2019 13:29:01 78,322 posts
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    Speaking of the 90s....

    Austin Powers - international man of mystery.

    I know a it's exactly the point (60s guy wakes up in the 90s) but had there ever a more of-its-time movie than this?

    Space, The Cardigans and The Lightning Seeds are on the soundtrack, Scott Evil is a Gen X loser and the Bond movies were still in this mold. All the cultural references are of the day... it's like a time capsule.

    Anyway, I still holds up, I think, albeit as a time capsule. It's still pretty funny even if the world is nearly as far removed from it as Austin was then.

    The thing that struck me the most is how absolutely smoking hot Liz Hurley was (is). I know it sounds stupid but the world was all about pneumatic blonde baywatch girls back then, so I never really clocked it. Teenage boys, eh?

    7/10
  • BinaryBob101 18 Jun 2019 13:32:39 26,949 posts
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    @Tonka It's not a perfectly doable sequel, cause Disney bought Fox and now own the IP again, so there'll be no sequel.
  • Tonka 18 Jun 2019 13:36:38 29,679 posts
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    @BinaryBob101 ah. I had no idea. I wasn't even thinking along those lines. That does make it perfectly undoable.
  • RawShark 18 Jun 2019 14:31:29 684 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    I just assumed it was the same timeline...

    As for a sequel it's perfectly doable. "The Future New X-Kids" or something. "Nu Skool of X"
    Nope.

    And a super nope for those hypothetical film titles.
  • DUFFMAN5 18 Jun 2019 14:38:42 24,793 posts
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    The secret life of pets 2 (fathers day outing with daughter)
    Like the first film it was ace. Rooster (Harrison Ford) is especially good.
    100%
  • robthehermit 18 Jun 2019 14:49:55 7,414 posts
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    The Anomaly 6/10

    Noel Clarke stars and directs this decidedly average sci-fi film in which he's subject to mind control but gets his own mind back in 10 minute bursts thanks to solar flares, during which time he has to find out what's going on and save the world.

    The Hateful Eight 9/10

    Really enjoyed this, but I don't think I ever need to see it again. The only thing that kind of ruined it a little bit was the sudden interjection of the narrator, which seemed like a lazy way to get some information across to the audience when there should have been a way to work it into film.
  • Khanivor 18 Jun 2019 14:50:39 44,071 posts
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    Wonder Park - 9/10

    What a, uh, wonderful surprise this film was. Pretty much flew under the radar, no doubt in large part because itís not at all your typical animated kidís film.

    At its core itís an examination of existentialism in relation to a childís imagination and how that can be affected by fear of losing a parent. The first ten minutes or so are emotionally pretty brutal - think Up but with a child, both me and the kid teared up multiple times during the movie - and the film doesnít shy away from going to dark, unsettling places.

    Itís also all about the most magical fantastical theme park with rides that will surely show up in future theme park games. A park staffed by a cadre of fluffy animals including a scene-stealing John Oliver as a porcupine. A porcupine who plays the bait in numerous escapes from the legion of Chimpanzombies dismantling the park and throwing it into the Darkness.

    Its also gorgeous, both in overall design and artwork. If you have a youngster watching it with you youíll also appreciate the eulogizing of imagination and physical play. It inspired my six year old to want to build our own Wonder Land, which is what today at the Khani household is going to be about. This joyous call to action in the mind of a child is alone enough to highly recommend this film. No kids and you should still enjoy the beauty of the imagery and the story. Itís also got some very satisfying glol moments.

    Edited by Khanivor at 14:52:05 18-06-2019

    Edited by Khanivor at 14:52:26 18-06-2019
  • IronGiant 18 Jun 2019 15:04:13 5,931 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Wonder Park - 9/10

    What a, uh, wonderful surprise this film was. Pretty much flew under the radar, no doubt in large part because itís not at all your typical animated kidís film.

    At its core itís an examination of existentialism in relation to a childís imagination and how that can be affected by fear of losing a parent. The first ten minutes or so are emotionally pretty brutal - think Up but with a child, both me and the kid teared up multiple times during the movie - and the film doesnít shy away from going to dark, unsettling places.

    Itís also all about the most magical fantastical theme park with rides that will surely show up in future theme park games. A park staffed by a cadre of fluffy animals including a scene-stealing John Oliver as a porcupine. A porcupine who plays the bait in numerous escapes from the legion of Chimpanzombies dismantling the park and throwing it into the Darkness.

    Its also gorgeous, both in overall design and artwork. If you have a youngster watching it with you youíll also appreciate the eulogizing of imagination and physical play. It inspired my six year old to want to build our own Wonder Land, which is what today at the Khani household is going to be about. This joyous call to action in the mind of a child is alone enough to highly recommend this film. No kids and you should still enjoy the beauty of the imagery and the story. Itís also got some very satisfying glol moments.

    Edited by Khanivor at 14:52:05 18-06-2019
    Wow , someone who thought this was great!

    Both my kids were bored for most of it and for me it was disappointing and a very poor relation to films like Inside Out or Up.
  • Khanivor 18 Jun 2019 16:42:50 44,071 posts
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    Different strokes, I guess. I liked how it was under 90 minutes and didnít waste anytime with superfluid plots and plodding. I was surprised it was 85 minutes long, seemed to fly by quicker than that.

    I could see how some would be bored by it, especially if expecting something light and airy.
  • beastmaster 18 Jun 2019 20:08:15 19,286 posts
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    Three Identical Strangers - 7/10

    The title tells you the story. I thought it was a very interesting put ultimately predictable documentary.

    As the amazing story progresses, I could only see it going one way and that's pretty much exactly were it went. I do remember the story of how these people met and their fame and fortune from when I was a kid. I really don't want to give too much away but I certainly think there's nothing "shocking" in this. Not in this day and age anyway.

    Everyone seems to be raving about this but I think its massively overhyped. Don't get me wrong, it's truly a fascinating story but my attention did wander after the big reveal although it did bring me back in from time-to-time.

    I think it's very slick and well put together. However, I found it to be a bit of a disappointment.

    Destroyer - 9/10

    Good god, Nicole Kidman is a stunning actress when she wants to be. I don't think she does warm and fuzzy at all well but give her something dark and gritty to sink her teeth into and she'll utterly devour it.

    I've been looking forward to seeing film from Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body, The Invitation) for a while now. It didn't disappoint me at all. They decided to slap on the make up and transform Kidman into someone "unrecognisable". Truth be told, even if they hadn't done that she'd have been brilliant but I think they did a splendid job with that too.

    The film definitely has that feel of the crime thrillers made in the 70's. Tough, uncompromising, brutal and just interested in telling the story. It' doesn't want to play with the rules set my modern films and I think it's so much better for it.

    I was gripped from start to finish. The supporting cast is in great form too although this is Kidman's film through and through. It's got a terrific orchestral score running throughout and I think everything fitted together perfectly.
  • thelzdking 18 Jun 2019 20:52:58 9,475 posts
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    Logan wasn't that great. It tried to be oh-so gritty, but couldn't help its DNA, so ended up being a awkward mish-mash at points. Still better than many comic-book films though.
  • ChiefGB 18 Jun 2019 20:56:54 11,088 posts
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    Yeah I find it a bit of a boring rewatch tbh, itís too long I think.
  • Joyless_Man 18 Jun 2019 21:04:52 276 posts
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    Never understood how professor X just shows up on these films despite being dead an no good reason for him to be there other than Patrick Stewart is great (and that trash credits scene is not satisfactory).

    Killing off people in entertainment is so cheap nowadays. Just an episode or movie away from revival, don't even need to explain it.
  • robthehermit 18 Jun 2019 22:56:32 7,414 posts
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    Man on Fire 10/10

    Absolute classic. Nothing else to say really.
  • Khanivor 19 Jun 2019 03:30:07 44,071 posts
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    Captain Marvel - 7/10

    That was good fun, more so once I stoped being mildly creeped out by the Jackson simulacra.

    Nothing special, but not too derivative. Been a while since I felt any engagement in an MCU fight scene, so this was nice.

    My rager of a man-crush on Ben Mendleson continues to grow.

    Edited by Khanivor at 03:32:41 19-06-2019
  • Tonka 19 Jun 2019 05:42:50 29,679 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    Yeah I find it a bit of a boring rewatch tbh, itís too long I think.
    Just skip the predictable fight scenes
  • Mola_Ram 19 Jun 2019 06:31:03 20,835 posts
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    What exactly do you mean by "predictable"? Do you mean it's predictable that the movie has fight scenes at all? In which case... it's a Wolverine movie, of course there are going to be fight scenes. I wouldn't hold that against it.

    Or do you mean that the outcomes of the fights were predictable? In which case... it's a movie, of course the main character isn't going to die until the end. I guess it's nice to be surprised, but I don't know why it's really worth singling out as a thing when it's shared by basically every action movie ever made.
  • Tonka 19 Jun 2019 06:52:26 29,679 posts
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    I should have said boring, drawn out, and predictable fight scenes. I don't think the fact that every movie is doing it makes them anything but boring, drawn out and predictable.

    It's extra weird in Logan since
    Mr X gets killed. I firmly believed he was wearing the invincible plot armour so I was very surprised. If they were going to kill him they could have used that to create a modicum of tension in one of the fights. Same goes for the innocent bystander family. I knew they were in for trouble but they could at least have attempted to make us think that mayyyyybe baby Wolverine would save the kid that lent her his iPod. No, slash him to pieces from the get go.
    So not only did I find it to be standard level of action film boring, it felt like it was not even trying to be interesting.

    Drawn out action scenes is the other reason I don't like super hero movies (or any summer blockbuster spectacle movie). They bore me. It's one thing in well choreographed wuxia (entertaining and pretty), another in a punchy punch Marvel/Transformer film (snorefest).

    It can be done well outside of Chinese people dangling from wires.
    I liked the stuff in Dr Strange because of reality bending. I liked The Raid because proper good fighters. The fights in Logan were shit, predictable and made the film slow down to a crawl. Also the reason why I gave up on the otherwise good Daredevil adaptation by Netflix.
  • RedPanda87 19 Jun 2019 14:35:00 1,918 posts
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    Yeah I don't get the appeal of the fights in superhero movies. Near-invincible people punching each other endlessly doesn't really do it for me. Weird as it is to say I fully watch these films for the dialogue.
  • robthehermit 19 Jun 2019 15:02:35 7,414 posts
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  • Iwasexclusive 19 Jun 2019 18:12:42 76 posts
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    Escape Room

    Erm... some people try to escape from several rooms, not just the one. Starts well but slowly falls away. Nonetheless, an enjoyable watch.

    7/10
  • RyanDS 19 Jun 2019 20:02:18 12,814 posts
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    Suicide squad.

    Utter tripe, I don't recall a movie that tries so hard to be cool and fails so miserably. Every scene was over the top to a snippet of a good rock song with zooms and close up cheesy snarling and randomly hitting the special filter generator machine.

    Fell flat on every level.

    Still better than justice league though.

    3/10
  • RichDC 19 Jun 2019 20:59:47 8,402 posts
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    @Iwasexclusive Haha. Escape room is terrible! A bunch of awful characters, only half a plot and unimaginative torture porn deaths. Only redeeming features are the nice pair of tits at the end.
  • JYM60 19 Jun 2019 21:58:33 17,783 posts
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    RichDC wrote:
    @Iwasexclusive Haha. Escape room is terrible! A bunch of awful characters, only half a plot and unimaginative torture porn deaths. Only redeeming features are the nice pair of tits at the end.
    Didn't even think it had those? I thought it was PG rated.
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